The beauty of sunrise draws us even closer as we look out at over two feet of new-fallen snow and temperatures in the teens. We long for warm sunny days and crystal clear breezy nights. Soon they will be here to welcome our visits. This image is another of the “Art on Canvas ‘Sunrise-Sunset’ Collection” available soon on the website.
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“WAKE: the silver dusk returning
Up the beach of darkness brims,
And the ship of sunrise burning
Strands upon the eastern rims.
Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters,
Trampled to the floor it spanned,
And the tent of night in tatters
Straws the sky-pavilioned land.
Up, lad, up, ’tis late for lying:
Hear the drums of morning play;
Hark, the empty highways crying
“Who’ll beyond the hills away?”
Towns and countries woo together,
Forelands beacon, belfries call;
Never lad that trod on leather
Lived to feast his heart with all.
Up, lad: thews that lie and cumber
Sunlit pallets never thrive;
Morns abed and daylight slumber
Were not meant for man alive.
Clay lies still, but blood’s a rover;
Breath’s a ware that will not keep.
Up, lad: when the journey’s over
There’ll be time enough to sleep.”
_Reveillé – A. E. Housman. 1859
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